12 Orchard Wood, Dromoland Castle, Newmarket On Fergus, County Clare

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Sherry FitzGerald
Listed on April 15, 2021 39 6




• Totally secure private estate

• Built on the grounds of Dromoland Castle

• Easy access to Dromoland Castle's Facilities

• Views of the Championship Golf Course

• Night security

• Three bedrooms

• Double garage with upper…



• Totally secure private estate

• Built on the grounds of Dromoland Castle

• Easy access to Dromoland Castle's Facilities

• Views of the Championship Golf Course

• Night security

• Three bedrooms

• Double garage with upper and lower access

• Refurbished and renewed in 2019 including rewiring, new floors and new windows

• New kitchen and bathrooms throughout

• Sunroom with views of the eighth green

One of just a handful of houses built on the grounds of the five-star Dromoland Castle, 12 Orchard Wood is a quiet and luxurious haven. The gated enclave of fifteen houses was built in 1999, and No 12 has recently been fully refurbished, with new floors, windows, a new kitchen and new bathrooms.

Each house is fully detached, on its own land, and yet all benefit from the glorious views across the golf greens and woodlands of the historic Dromoland Castle. The private estate is accessed via the main gates to Dromoland, one of Ireland's flagship five-star historic luxury hotels. A second set of security gates brings you into Orchard Wood itself.

In keeping with the 19th century gothic revival style of Dromoland itself, No 12 has a pillared entrance, high ceilings, sash windows, and details including cornicing and picture rails. Sensitive planting provides privacy, while the sunroom looks over the eighth green.

The house is set into a slope, so you enter at bedroom level, and a charming solid wood staircase leads down to the main reception rooms. These are oriented towards the golfing greens. The master suite also looks over the greens, an arrangement which provides both privacy and wonderful views.

Orchard Wood's proximity to Ennis, Limerick and Shannon Airport makes it a highly convenient year-round home, where you can truly escape from everything for a well-earned rest – or round of golf – at the end of the day. It could also easily be a picture-perfect Irish base, or a weekend and holiday retreat. Your neighbours are a mixture of both.

Either way, you have the luxuries of Dromoland, including its spa, health club, restaurants and more right on your doorstep. Meanwhile, night security makes this the perfect spot to stay, knowing you can leave it with full peace of mind until you happily return.


A porticoed entrance faces the curving drive of Orchard Wood's enclave. This opens to a porch, with a cloakroom to the left. Entering at landing-level, the three bedrooms are all on this floor. The exceptionally spacious master has a dressing room and en-suite, and has views across the eighth green of Dromoland's championship golf course. The two other bedrooms are both doubles, and share a family bathroom.

The bathrooms were completely upgraded three years ago, and are fully tiled. The master suite has a corner bath and walk-in shower, while the family bathroom has a large wet room. Bedroom One also has views of the golfing greens.

The split-level arrangement means that the downstairs rooms open to the golf-course side of the house. The large kitchen / dining room has been fully upgraded. It features marble floor tiles, marble counter tops, a kitchen island, and a dining area that can seat ten or more with ease. French windows open to the patio.

There is also a large living room, with marble floors, and a solid fuel stove set into a stone surround. This room has high ceilings, with cornicing and coving in Period style. A sunroom to the rear catches the morning sun for your first coffee to set up the day perfectly. This space also has French windows and views of Dromoland Castle's grounds.


Set well apart from its neighbours, 12 Orchard Wood is sheltered by mature trees. A broad parking bay gives access to a separate garage, while security gates open to the rear, where there is another garage at the lower level. This gives you ample storage for cars, golfing gear, and also offers options for a separate workshop.

The grounds are easy to maintain, the patios bordered by shrubbery and mature planting, with lawns to the front. The site itself slopes down towards the golfing greens of Dromoland Castle, where you have the perfect view of the Eighth. Stone steps lead down from the sunroom towards the Green.

The very special arrangement of Orchard Wood means you are free to enjoy the gorgeous grounds of Dromoland, one of Irelands leading historic luxury five-star hotels. There are woodlands, forestry, formal gardens, and of course the Par 72 Championship Golf Course, designed by Ron Kirby and JB Carr.

The setting is incredibly peaceful, with wildlife aplenty. There is a lake, fountains, and onsite activities include fishing, archery, tennis, falconry and more. You can also slow down and enjoy afternoon tea, delicious dinner, or an evening drink in the cosy cocktail bar. That is if you can tear yourself away from your own beautiful home.


With its views across the undulating greens of Dromoland Castle's golf course, and immediate access to all the facilities of this luxury five-star hotel, Orchard Wood is already in a prime spot. The village of Newmarket on Fergus is minutes away, and the larger town of Ennis is also on your doorstep.

Known for its traditional music, Ennis is a thriving town with a choice of shops, schools, pubs and restaurants.

The Glór Arts Centre hosts cultural events, while Cois na hAbhna is your destination for trad sessions. There is a sports park, horse riding centre, and a water sports centre are all in the vicinity.

The proximity to Shannon Airport is huge plus, and Limerick City is under half an hour away with leading schools, the University Campus and many international and multinational industries and employers, including the Troy film studios.

3.5 km/ 5 minutes Newmarket on Fergus

11 km / 15 minutes drive to Ennis

16 km / 15 minutes drive to Shannon Airport

29 km / 25 minutes drive to Limerick

72 km / 1hr drive to Galway

227 km / 1.5hr to Dublin

239 km / 1 hour 20 minutes to Dublin Airport

All distances and times are approximate.




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Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare, Ireland

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